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Fuel to sell for N85 per litre in January

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu has said that the NNPC will announce a new pump price of 85 naira per litre of petrol in January 2016. Dr. Kachikwu said that the new pump price is according to a PPPRA template which he signed off on Wednesday which will be the first reflection of the price modulation ...

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Nnewi gas explosion: Police recover two more bodies

The Anambra Police Command said on Friday that eight persons died in Thursday’s explosion at a gas plant in Nnewi, near Awka. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ali Okechukwu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that two bodies, a mother and her baby, were later recovered at a nearby building. Okechukwu also described as false the “alarming ...

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Buratai assures North East residents of peaceful region in 2016

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has assured residents of the North East of a more peaceful region in 2016. He gave the assurance on Thursday after his operational visits to troops locations in parts of Borno and Yobe states. He said joint forces had within the time frame given by President Muhammadu Buhari, decimated the Boko ...

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Police confirm arrest of serial rapist in Ebonyi

The Ebonyi Police Command said it had arrested a middle-aged man for allegedly defiling nine children aged between six and 10. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the suspect, a father of three, allegedly carried out the act at Ezza South Local Government Area of the state, where he lived in the same compound with the victims. Mr ...

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79 persons die in Lagos fires

No fewer than 79 people died in different fire disasters in Lagos State between January and November, according to the state Fire Service. This is contained in a statement by the spokesman of the service, Mr Amodu Shakiru on Friday in Lagos. The service also rescued 99 victims from 1,638 fire operations recorded by the service within the period. It ...

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Dokpesi remanded in EFCC custody

JUSTICE Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that the Chairman of Daar Communications PLC, Chief Raymond Dokpesi be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) pending the hearing of his bail application. Justice Kolawole gave the order following the arraignment of Chief Dokpesi who pleaded not guilty to a six ...

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